Fayetteville is a city located in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 200,564. It is the county seat of Cumberland County, and is best known as the home of Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army post located northwest of the city.
Fayetteville has received the prestigious All-America City Award from the National Civic League three times. The city won the award in 1985, 2001 and 2011. No other North Carolina city has won the award more times than Fayetteville. All-America Cities benefit by increasing community pride, networking with civic activists from across the country and gaining national recognition. The All-America City designation has helped communities win grants and new resources and attract new employers.
According to the 2010 Census, the city of Fayetteville has a population of 200,564. It currently ranks as the sixth-largest municipality in North Carolina. Fayetteville is located in the Sandhills in the western part of the Coastal Plain region, on the Cape Fear River. With a population of 366,363, the Fayetteville metropolitan area is the largest in southeastern North Carolina, and the fifth-largest in the state. Suburban areas of metro Fayetteville include Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Raeford, Stedman, and Eastover.